Obama may alter drawdown timetable but is determined to end Afghan war

Top U.S. officials have shown a willingness to adjust President Obama’s plan for winding down the war in Afghanistan, allowing military commanders to delay troop departures and expanding combat authorities for forces remaining on the ground. But...

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Enabling Decision: Shaping the National Security Council for the Next President

Four CNAS experts - including three former National Security Council (NSC) staff - recommend changes to NSC management processes and structure to make it more agile and effective for the next president. The report is the inaugural installment of...

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